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Edmund White


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Edmund Valentine White III is an American novelist, short-story writer and critic. He is a member of the faculty of Princeton University's Program in Creative Writing.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 

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What I Did Wrong (2006)
John Weir
"Extraordinary... among other things one of the best books about how ordinary folks live in New York now."
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The Language of Houses (2014)
Alison Lurie
"Alison Lurie, in her lucid, jargon-free way, allows us to read what architecture is saying. She has culled the best ideas from a vast secondary literature and passed it all through the sieve of her brilliant mind."
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The Stranger Game (2018)
Peter Gadol
"Imagine a metaphysical thriller inspired by Patrick Modiano and illustrated by Giorgio Di Chirico and you’ll have an idea of this enigmatic novel, The Stranger Game."
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A Luminous Republic (2020)
Andrés Barba
"One of the best books I’ve ever read . . . There is an air of magic, black and white, lingering around every page of this epic novel of 192 pages, like gun smoke after a shootout. I say ‘epic’ because it feels as full, as dense with duration, as if it were 1,000 pages long, but can be read in an evening . . . This is a book at once heavy and light, Caliban and Ariel, somber and comic. It will open your eyes."
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Heaven and Earth (2020)
Paolo Giordano
"A perfect novel. Giordano is one of the handful of great writers working anywhere today."
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The Bright Lands (2020)
John Fram
"The Bright Lands is Gothic and Faulknerian: smooth, original, haunting. And very sexy."
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What Happens at Night (2020)
Peter Cameron
"This book is a masterpiece - reading it reminds me of the first time I read Kafka. A whole new vision is suddenly revealed: unique, unexpected, unforgettable. Get ready for a new adjective: Cameronesque."
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Shelter in Place (2020)
David Leavitt
"Leavitt is a master stylist ... An important writer. He is the rarest of all birds - a man of letters."
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The Uncollected Stories of Allan Gurganus (2021)
Allan Gurganus
"Allan Gurganus is our verbal magician. He turns factual rabbits into poetic doves. Every sentence contains a surprise, but the brilliant surface doesn’t dazzle us from peering into the tender human depths."

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